Probiotics are live microorganisms thought to be beneficial to the host organism. According to the currently adopted definition by FAO/WHO, probiotics are: "Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host". Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics; but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be helpful. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures; such as in yogurt, soy yogurt, or as dietary supplements.
At the start of the 20th century, probiotics were thought to beneficially affect the host by improving its intestinal microbial balance, thus inhibiting pathogens and toxin producing bacteria. Today, specific health effects are being investigated and documented including alleviation of chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases, prevention and treatment of pathogen-induced diarrhea, urogenital infections, and atopic diseases.
|Amount per serving||-||%DV|
|Minimum 2 Billion active cells of Lactobacillus acidophilus & probiotic cultures.|
|* Daily Value(DV) Not Established.|
Recommended Use: Maintains and restores intestinal Flore.
- Aids in digestion.
- Threats antibiotic-induced diarrhea.
- Prevention of traveler’s diarrhea.
Recommended Dose:Adults: 1 Capsule per Day.